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626, Front: Mithras slaughtering a bull. In the top corners a radiate head and a woman?s head with crescent (Sol and Luna); an altar at either side, one with an eagle over it; a snake, a scorpion, and dog below. Back: Abraxas, IAΩ on a shield, a whip in his hand. An unusual combination of the Mithraic and magic.

  • Record Number: 40004805
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 626
  • Material of Original Gem: Haematite
  • Description: Front: Mithras slaughtering a bull. In the top corners a radiate head and a woman?s head with crescent (Sol and Luna); an altar at either side, one with an eagle over it; a snake, a scorpion, and dog below. Back: Abraxas, IAΩ on a shield, a whip in his hand. An unusual combination of the Mithraic and magic.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore: 42.868
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 278 and 287
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 626
  • Size: 17x14
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